The Boise State football program, which will play its first season as a Mountain West Conference team this year, will not be permitted to wear its electric blue uniforms at home on its electric blue field in league games. The agreement presumably satisfies the "those things are annoying as shit" clause in the school's new MWC contract. It's not quite a universally-shared opinion, however:
President Bob Kustra and athletic director Gene Bleymaier signed off on the agreement. But coach Chris Petersen was less than thrilled with the arrangement when asked about it at Mountain West media day Tuesday.
"I thought it was ridiculous," Petersen said. "… That's our colors. That's who we are. That's who our fans have wanted us to be since I've been at Boise State. That's what it's been through and through."
If the uniforms have actually translated into a competitive advantage over the years, we'll find out this season, when the Broncos will wear their electric orange uniforms at home, which is somehow considered a negotiation. Since 2000, they're 69-2 at Bronco Stadium, and they never lost a conference game at home in their former league, the Western Athletic Conference. If it makes a difference, we'll know early on — but we still fail to see how their assumed advantage is really any different from a green uniform on a grass or regular turf field.